Why don’t you try? : How to get back into employment after being a carer
The end of your caring role may take some time to adjust to.
Having more time to yourself may give you the opportunity for a much needed rest, but it can also leave you feeling that you have a lot of time to fill.
If you have some spare time, and feel you are ready to take on something new, you may be interested in starting, or returning to, paid employment.
If you are not sure what you would like to do and where to begin, start by recognising the skills and interests you have.
You can also think about the skills you have gained from:
* any paid work that you have done
* any volunteering work that you have done
* your role as a carer
Think about your interests including:
* what you enjoy doing
* how you would like to use your skills
* things you miss doing that you once did, eg from previous work or volunteering
You could have a look on some careers websites to try and identify the sort of job which might match your skills and interests.
The National Careers Service has a Skills Health Check which involves a set of quizzes and activities designed to help you explore your skills and interests. This might be useful to help you decide what job might be right for you.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Look into what suitable jobs or careers interest you and make any necessary applications, Arrange an appointment with the Jobcentre or a recruitment agency for advice, support and recommendations, Visit https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ for advice, information and guidance ,
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